Making Winning Decisions

“If you put off everything till you’re sure of it, you’ll never get anything done.” – Norman Vincent Peale

Powerful and timely decisions are most often made in the dark.  Faith in your ability to analyze incomplete though detailed information and make a conscious decision to act will often put you ahead of your competition.

It’s 4th down with 60 seconds remaining.  The score is 34 to 28; your team needs a touchdown to win. Your team is on the 20 yard line, poised to strike.  Will you pass or run? Your coach has sent in two plays and told  you to decide based on the look of the defense.  Your ability as the  quarterback to make a risky decision is now being tested. If you were the quarterback who would win the game?

Often people procrastinate because they need all the possibilities and contingencies analyzed before they decide to act.  Dr. Wayne Dyer purports a need for you to develop your skills at making risky decisions.  Risky decisions are faith decisions.   For example divorce,  business contracts, career changes, marriage,  investment strategies, and the like.  Time plays a crucial role in these type of decisions and often the information you use to decide will be incomplete. Dr. Dyer says, “Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.”

Unfortunately, there is only one way to develop your ability to make risky decisions.  You have to practice by acting promptly each time you find yourself in these situations.  By doing so you learn to trust your instincts.

So do it afraid; don’t procrastinate a minute longer.  Make the call; pass or run – you decide.

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